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Emperor of All Maladies

A Biography of Cancer

First Scribner hardcover edition (3)
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Scribner
Language
English
Pages
571

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The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with—and perished from—for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out “war against cancer.”

The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist. From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave cut off her malignant breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee’s own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive—and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.

--jacket flap

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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
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Cover of: The Emperor of All Maladies
The Emperor of All Maladies
2011-08, Scribner
Paperback in English - First Scribner trade paperback edition (2)
Cover of: Emperor of All Maladies
Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
2010-11, Scribner
Hardcover in English - First Scribner hardcover edition (3)
Cover of: Emperor of All Maladies
Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
2010-11, Scribner
Hardcover in English - First Scribner hardcover edition (3)

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New York

Edition Notes

US / CAN Edition

Copyright Date
2010

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
616.99/4
Library of Congress
RC275 .M85 2010
lccn_permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2010024114

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xiv, 571p.
Number of pages
571

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24613971M
Internet Archive
emperorofallmala0000mukh
ISBN 10
1439107955
ISBN 13
9781439107959
LC Control Number
2010024114
OCLC/WorldCat
768443497, 691380716, 937880223
Alibris ID
9781439107959
Google
wVQllAEACAAJ
amazon.de_asin
1439107955
Goodreads
38185336

Work Description

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer is a book written by Siddhartha Mukherjee, an Indian-born American physician and oncologist. Published on 16 November 2010 by Scribner, it won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

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This book is a history of cancer.
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